Eric Clapton Adds Dates After Three Nights At London’s Royal Albert Hall. These will be the guitar legend’s only UK shows next year
Eric Clapton has announced details of a three-night residency .May 13, 15, 16 – London, England – Royal Albert Hall
June 4 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
June 6 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
June 8 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
June 10 – Dresden, Germany – Messe Dresden
Marking his only UK shows of 2019, the guitar legend will take to the capital for a trio of huge shows in May. Following on from recent shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden and headlining this summer’s British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park, Clapton will be accompanied by band members Chris Stainton, Nathan East, Doyle Bramhall and Sonny Emory.
The full list of upcoming dates is below, with tickets on sale from 10am on Friday October 26 and available here.
Monday May 13, 2019 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday May 15, 2019 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Thursday May 16, 2019 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall
He told Billboard: “I had in my head that these holiday songs could be done with a slight blues tinge, and I started to figure out how to play the blues lines in between the vocals,
Recently in October Eric Clapton wrapped a two-night stand at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday night with a 90-minute set proving that despite his recent health issues, he still has the energy.
According with Variety , Eric Clapton, since concluding his 50th anniversary trek last year, the 73-year-old has retired from full-scale touring in favor of spot dates. He was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy in 2013, a nerve disease that causes tingling in extremities and painful “shocks,” which makes playing guitar and performing difficult.
Despite all that, on Sunday night Clapton tackled his catalog of classics like a man who has something to prove. While he may have lost some of the spark he showed in the late ’80s and early ’90s — and many fans were overheard wondering before the show whether he still had the goods — he wowed crowd with a stellar set in what could be, but hopefully isn’t, a farewell
The three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee walked on the stage to a thunderous ovation and grabbed his iconic black Fender Stratocaster as drummer Sonny Emory, guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, keyboardist and vocalist Paul Carrack, keyboardist Chris Stainton and singers Sharon White and Sharlotte Gibson followed.